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Montessori Read & Write: 4x/Week Essential Phonics Skills & Intro to Digraphs Camp

Online class, no Montessori experience needed! English conversation enrichment, phonetic reading and print handwriting. Read & spell words with 2 new digraphs per week. Kindergarten, First Grade, and Advanced Pre-K learners welcome!
Rachael Gerhard - Montessori Read & Write creator
260 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 26 learners
45 minutes
per class
4x per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

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Next on Wed Aug 10

Meets 4x per week
We, Th, Fr, Tu
11:30pm - 12:15am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
Only 3 spots remaining

Next on Tue Sep 6

Meets 4x per week
Tu, We, Th, Fr
4pm - 4:45pm
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Class Experience

Learners will be able to correctly identify the phonetic sound of each letter of the alphabet. Learners will master phonemic awareness, segmenting and blending skills necessary for confident phonetic reading. Learners will master 16 digraphs: sh, ar, ch, or, ai, ee, oa, oo, a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ou, oi, er, igh. Learners will improve lowercase print handwriting skills. 
Lead Montessori Teacher and Music Specialist for almost 3 decades. Bachelor's of Music Education. Certified by the most rigorous Montessori training program in North America (Association Montessori Internationale).
Optional practice reading and writing at home is encouraged. Dotted font word lists for guided writing and visual copying will be provided to each enrolled learner each week. Lists in D'Nealian font are available upon request. Pencil grip may be briefly addressed in class, but will need to be reinforced at home. 
Please bring writing supplies to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
As a Lead Montessori teacher with 28 years of full time classroom experience, I'm adept at assessing student understanding as the lesson progresses. The pace of each session will be adjusted according to the students’ needs.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Rachael Gerhard - Montessori Read & Write creator
Lives in the United States
Master Montessori Teacher & Music Education Specialist
260 total reviews
247 completed classes

About Me

Certified by AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) I believe deeply in Dr. Maria Montessori's words: "Joy is the evidence of inner growth." I’m a joyful teacher, and I’m always learning. I'm happy to add enrichment to your child's Montessori... 
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